Russians have removed 1/3 of grain reserves from the occupied territories
The Russians took out a total of about 400,000 tons of grain from the four temporarily occupied Ukrainian regions, amounting to one-third of all reserves in the regions, according to Taras Vysotskyi, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, on “Espresso” broadcast.
“About 1.3 million tonnes of grain have been left in the temporarily occupied territories. These are, above all, needed to ensure daily food security, that is to say, nutrition of Ukrainians living there, and to carry out the necessary spring fieldwork in terms of sowing spring crops.
We already have received confirmations from each region – the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions — that about 100,000 [tonnes of grain – ed.] have been removed from each region.”
If this continues and Russians remove what was left in the regions for food before the new harvest, there is a risk of famine.